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Re: action-231, issue-153 requirements on other software that sets DNT headers

From: Tamir Israel <tisrael@cippic.ca>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 22:23:54 -0400
Message-ID: <503442BA.4060101@cippic.ca>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
CC: "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Well this is a new development. I personally agree that pre-selected 
boxes are problematic as an expression of user preference, but I'm 
interested in hearing whether others agree.

Also, I'm interested in hearing whether people feel that 'UA MUST NOT 
pre-select an option when presenting a dialogue box to user' is an 
overly prescriptive UI restriction or not.

Thanks,
Tamir

On 8/21/2012 9:35 PM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> Which is a clear case of non-compliance.  If pre-selecting an
> option in a dialog box is not sufficient to gain prior consent,
> then it certainly isn't sufficient to satisfy:
>
>   "The basic principle is that a tracking preference expression
>    is only transmitted when it reflects a deliberate choice by
>    the user. In the absence of user choice, there is no tracking
>    preference expressed."
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